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Developers Have Mixed Reaction to Microsoft's Acquisition of GitHub

Perhaps the biggest-yet example of the new, open source-friendly Microsoft is today's news that the company is acquiring the leading open source platform, GitHub, news that evoked some skepticism among developers and brought up ghosts of Microsoft's past.

Open Source NativeScript 4.0 for Mobile Apps Released

The release of NativeScript 4.0 was announced by Progress, the primary backer of the open source framework for building cross-platform, native mobile apps with JavaScript-based tools.

Removing Serialization from Java Is a 'Long-Term Goal' at Oracle

Oracle's chief architect says his company intends to remove serialization from Java -- eventually.

Kubernetes Gets Containerd Runtime Option

Containerd integration is now generally available as a runtime option for the open source Kubernetes container orchestration system.

Google Acquires Open Source Big Data Platform Cask

Cask Data, known for its open source Cask Data Application Platform (CDAP), recently announced that it's being acquired by Google's cloud division.

Full Dart 2 Support Highlights Google's Flutter Mobile SDK Update

Google this week announced the third beta of Flutter, its mobile SDK for building iOS and Android apps using the company's own Dart programming language, rebooted with a new way to do client-side UI development.

New GitHub 'Checks API' Boosts CI for Visual Studio Mobile Center, More

GitHub announced a new Checks API for better continuous integration functionality with Visual Studio App Center and other tools.

Microsoft Unveils Open Source, Cross-Platform Machine Learning Framework

Artificial inteligence and machine learning are dominant themes of new developer tooling being introduced at Microsoft's Build developer conference this week, and ML.NET is a prime example.

Ubuntu LTS Release Tuned for AI and ML Workloads

The long-term-support release of Canonical's Ubuntu (Ubuntu 18.04, code-named "Bionic Beaver") adds features and upgrades designed to make the company's Linux distro a more appealing platform for artificial intelligence development.

Swift for TensorFlow Now Open Source on GitHub

Google's integration of its TensorFlow machine learning framework with Apple's Swift programming language, known as Swift for TensorFlow, is now an open source project on GitHub.

Cisco Announces Support for Open Source Kubernetes Container Platform

The company unveiled support for Kubernetes in its AppDynamics application performance monitoring suite and its Cisco CloudCenter, used to securely deploy and manage applications in multiple environments, including on-premises and private and public clouds.

Apple Open Sources FoundationDB, a Distributed Datastore

Many database developers were thrilled with Apple's decision to open source FoundationDB, a distributed datastore it acquired three years ago.

LinkedIn Wrestles with CSS Performance Drag, Open Sources Homegrown Solutions

Common Web developer wisdom says tweaking the performance of Cascading Style Sheets selectors isn't worth the hassle, but at tremendous scale encountered by popular sites such as LinkedIn, that wisdom can be called into question.

Open Source Node.js Hits v10, with Better Security, Performance, More

Enterprises are urged to soon consider upgrading to the new version 10.x release line of the open source Node.js project for server-side JavaScript.

Survey Says: Enterprise Java Jocks Want Cloud-Native, Microservices and Fast Innovation for Jakarta

Designed to help guide the Eclipse Foundation as it prepares to take on the responsibility for the future development of enterprise Java, the worldwide survey reached out to 1,800 Java developers in March.

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